FOX4: Saint Luke's physician talks about upcoming 2018-2019 flu season

October 16, 2018

The flu season is right around the corner and primary care physicians at Saint Luke's are urging all patients 6 months and older to get a flu shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity in Missouri is sporadic for the week ending on October 6.

"You want to get it in October cause it takes about two weeks for it to be effective in your system," Dr. Todd Fristo with Saint Luke's Medical Group said. "It's not a live virus. It's not a suppressed virus, so it cannot technically give you influenza." 

Dr. Fristo spoke with Alana LaFlore at FOX4 about this years flu vaccine and season. 

Find out more about availability of flu vaccines and why you should get the flu shot sooner than later. 


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